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Bay Palms Waterfront Resort - Hotel and Marina
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17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Perfect”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2013

I would definitely stay again. The staff is wonderful, the rooms are clean and nicely equipped. Close to the beach and nice that it is next door to Walgreens. The office is a little walk but no problem. The decor is Florida kitschy but that made me love it all the more. Coin laundry available.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank sdjarvis
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Wesley Chapel, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2013

My husband and I travel a lot for business. We also like to take our small dog with us. The Bay Palms is one of 3 motels next to each other on Gulf Blvd. The bungelow style rooms are decently well priced for the location and pet- friendly, however.....we had to take 2 cars to meet up, as he was working that weekend. They charged us a 25$ fee for a 2nd vehicle parking fee that we weren't aware of until after we booked the room. We had to park about 100 yards away, which was an issue of walking across the street with luggage, etc...
Also, they hold 50$ CASH only deposit for doggie damage deposit, so bring an extra 50$ in cash!!!!!!!! (They did give it back to me). We got to chose a doggie friendly chew toy when we arrived, which was fun.
The office is at the main hotel, so if you have an issue (key not working, etc.) be prepared to walk down the street.
All in all, though, I would stay there again. Clean, updated rooms, great location for watersports, bike riding to Pass A Grille or golfing at Isla Del Sol. Close to Ft. Desoto Doggie Park and Beach.
*Also they have a dog friendly enclosed area conveniently located in he intracoastal waterway by the rooms.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Keli S
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Plaza-Resorts_Owner, General Manager at Bay Palms Waterfront Resort - Hotel and Marina, responded to this review, September 12, 2013
Keli,

Thank you for leaving a detailed review of your stay. I'm sorry there were a few glitches along the way. We do only offer one complimentary parking space per room. Parking anywhere on the beach is hard to come by and though space on property is limited, we have established off-site parking with an additional fee. Many area hotels don't even offer any alternatives, so we are happy to be able to offer additional parking to our guests. Though our office is located at our beachfront property, we are always able to send someone over to assist in the case of a key not working, needing extra towels or linens, and any other needs that may arise during your stay. We hope to see you again soon!

Robert Czyszczon
General Manager
Plaza Beach Resorts - St Pete Beach
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Bradenton Beach, Florida
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17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2013

I have stayed here twice now and will every time I am in St. Pete. It is a VERY clean place with lots of amenities and a super friendly staff. The rooms have been remodeled and very nicely appointed. Conveniently located and a bargain. The main hotel is on the gulf but I prefer across the street on the inner coastal water. Nice pool, docks, grills, pic-nic tables and fishing. You will not regret your stay.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Tom M
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Lakeland, Florida
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2013

This was our 3rd year at this location and 1 year at Plaza Beach Hotel. Although I am a beach lover we love staying over at Bay Palms more. Rms are always clean and maid service is great.
This is a family vacation for our youngest grandsons birthday who lives in Mn. Our daughter and her husband come to visit us in Lakeland and we all come over to Bay Palms for a few days and celebrate our little boys birthday. On the bay side we get to look out and see the manatee and dolphins each day just hanging out. Easy walk over to Plaza and go on the beach for all day or a few hrs. I also took my older sister, my two daughters and my good friend for a girls weekend last Jan. and even though it was cold outside we had a wonderful and relaxing time. This family owned place is just the best to us and everyone of the staff are so friendly. I can't say enough good things about this place.
Looking forward to next yr.

Room Tip: I love rooms facing the bay.. beautiful to look out first thing in the morning see the bay.
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Green Features: Awesome with environmentally friendly practices everywhere.....
  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Brenda T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2013

Lovely place and fantastic room which was done to a high standard.
Wife thought that the price was a little steep for type of accommodation that it was, as the outside looked un- appealing!
The room made up for it. Could do with a kettle :-)

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ademit69
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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2013

Only a two night stay but it was perfect for my needs! Traveling alone with my dog, 'we' stayed in one of the suites on the bay side. The hotel is across the street from the gulf, lots of restaurants & shops within walking distance, just a few minutes drive to downtown St. Pete & close to Fort Desoto park (with a dog park with beach access!)...Bay Palms was a perfect location! Staff is friendly and accommodating. I would stay again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank D D
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Epsom, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2013

I booked the hotel when we were staying at Orlando for our last week of our holiday and a well deserved rest after a manic two weeks of parks. It was easy to book directly on the phone, I did look on tripadvisor and I saw all the positive reviews and decided this was a place for us. We were a party 2 adults and 2 fifteen year olds so I was concerned that a the room would be small but we had what I would call a studio. It was great a separate bedroom and 2 double sofa beds for the teenagers. It was very clean and we were facing the bayside and had the swimming pool to ourselves most of the time and the beach was just across the road. I would recommend this hotel to everyone due to the friendlinessof the staff, value for money and ideal position, Walgreens ans Publix really close with a great italian restaurant 2 doors away. I really enjoyed my stay at this hotel.

Room Tip: Always try for Bayview with the view of the bay. room 211 was excellent
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Bay Palms Waterfront Resort - Hotel and Marina
Address: 4237 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
Phone Number:
Location: United States > Florida > St. Pete Beach
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in St. Pete Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Bay Palms Waterfront Resort - Hotel and Marina 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Completely Renovated this year, Bay Palms Waterfront Resort - Hotel and Marina is a Florida Tropical boutique resort situated directly on the Boca Ciega Bay. Boasting one of the largest privately owned fishing piers in St Petersburg at 1,500 square feet. You can enjoy great fishing, watch the Manatees and Dolphins, or dock your boat. With a beautiful pool overlooking the Boca Ciega Bay this makes Bay Palms Waterfront Resort a perfect destination for relaxation, and best of all, it is only 200 feet from the beach. Room types range from spacious studio apartments with Full Kitchens to large One bedroom apartment suites. Best of all we have No Surprise Resort Fees, Enjoy everything the Bay Palms has to offer at no additional cost. We really mean it: FREE Fitness Room, FREE Wireless Internet, FREE Parking, FREE BBQ Area, and FREE Private Fishing Pier use. Our resort is Family Owned and Operated, and has been since 2008. The family is very active in the day to day operations, on property daily, with a great friendly staff ready to assist you with a genuine Florida vacation. Members of Superior Small Lodging Association and Approved by AAA for Quality and Standards, our resort is one of only a handful of resorts in Florida that has received the Green Lodging seal from the State of Florida as well as greenleaders gold award from tripadvisor for our effort in conserving and recycling. St Pete Beach is a 6-mile island and the Bay Palms Waterfront Resort is directly in the center of the island. Everything is in walking distance, the grocery store, restaurants and shopping is just across the street. As well as Deep Sea Fishing, Parasailing, Jet Skiing, Dolphin Cruises, Sunset Cruises and many different island cruises visiting the nearby islands. Best of all we are only 30 minutes from Busch Gardens and 90 minutes from Disney and all the Orlando Parks. Also as a guest of the Bay Palms Waterfront Resort you will have full access to the Plaza Beach Hotel - Beachfront Resort which is owned by the same family. You will have FREE full use of all the amenities at the Plaza Beach Hotel - Beachfront Resort including: the private beach, large heated pool overlooking the beach, FREE Beach Cabanas, FREE Beach Towels, FREE Parking and many more amenities. We look forward to hosting you at the Bay Palms Waterfront Resort. Try us, and see for yourself why so many people return to the Bay Palms Waterfront Resort. ... more   less 
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